ICONV_OPEN_INTO(3) Linux Programmer's Manual ICONV_OPEN_INTO(3)NAMEiconv_open_into - initialize descriptor for character set conversion
int iconv_open_into (const char* tocode, const char* fromcode,
The iconv_open_into function initializes a conversion descriptor suit‐
able for converting byte sequences from character encoding fromcode to
character encoding tocode. The conversion descriptor is stored in the
memory pointed to by resultp.
The values permitted for fromcode and tocode are the same as for the
After a successful return from this function, resultp can be be used as
an iconv_t object with the iconv function.
The iconv_open_into function fills *resultp and returns 0 if it suc‐
ceeds. In case of error, it sets errno and returns -1.
The following error can occur, among others:
EINVAL The conversion from fromcode to tocode is not supported by the
This function is implemented only in GNU libiconv and not in other
iconv implementations. It is not backed by a standard. You can test for
its presence through (_LIBICONV_VERSION >= 0x010D).
SEE ALSOiconv_open(3)iconv(3)GNU September 21, 2008 ICONV_OPEN_INTO(3)